Multicorneal

cornea

[kawr-nee-uh]
noun Anatomy.
the transparent anterior part of the external coat of the eye covering the iris and the pupil and continuous with the sclera.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin cornea (tēla, later tunica) horny (web or tunic), feminine of corneus corneous

corneal, adjective
multicorneal, adjective
precorneal, adjective
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cornea (ˈkɔːnɪə)
 
n , pl -neas, -neae
the convex transparent membrane that forms the anterior covering of the eyeball and is continuous with the sclera
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin cornea tēla horny web, from Latin cornūhorn]
 
'corneal
 
adj

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cornea
late 14c., from M.L. cornea tela "horny web or sheath," from L. cornu (gen. cornus) "horn" (see horn). So called for its consistency.
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cornea cor·ne·a (kôr'nē-ə)
n.
The transparent, convex, anterior portion of the outer fibrous coat of the eyeball that covers the iris and the pupil and is continuous with the sclera.


cor'ne·al adj.
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cornea   (kôr'nē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
The tough transparent membrane of the outer layer of the eyeball that covers the iris and the pupil.
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cornea [(kawr-nee-uh)]

The transparent outer covering of the front of the eye that covers the iris and pupil.

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